SLO firefighter’s alleged victim’s injuries described
September 19, 2012
The man who suffered severe facial injuries during an altercation with a San Luis Obispo firefighter in June 2011, likely received four to five high force blows to the face, an oral surgeon testified on Tuesday.
John Ryan Mason is on trial facing charges of felony assault for allegedly beating Jory Brigham unconscious in a bathroom at Pappy McGregor’s.
PDr. Eric Alltucker, the surgeon who operated on Brigham, testified that Brigham had “four to five areas of known trauma.” While Alltucker said the fractures to Brigham’s face could have very well been caused by punches or elbows, he also said it would have been possible for the damage to occur by Brigham falling on his face in a very specific manner.
Following Alltucker’s testimony, a San Luis Obispo County investigator testified that Mason spent approximately six minutes in the Pappy McGregor’s bathroom the night he allegedly assaulted Jory Brigham, longer than stated in previous testimony.
District attorney investigator Scott Odom said he reviewed the Pappy McGregor‘s surveillance video from the night of June 4, 2011 and determined that Mason entered the restroom at 11:26 pm and exited at 11:32 pm. After leaving the restroom, Mason immediately walked out of the bar along side a female and another couple, Odom, a former sheriff’s deputy, said.
“The party left without dallying,” Odom said.
Though Odom said he was certain that the man in the footage walking in and out of the bathroom was indeed Mason, the district attorney investigator said he could not identify Brigham in any of the video tapes. Odom also said that the quality of the surveillance video was poor and grainy.